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Nine of the most important food code revisions you need to know about

The state Department of Health (DOH) has released their proposed draft revisions to update the Washington State Retail Food Code. This announcement continues the work that has taken place over

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Draft Food Code public presentations in July, dates announced

The state Department of Health (DOH) has released their proposed draft revisions to update the Washington State Retail Food Code. This announcement continues the work that has taken place over

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Local chapters and members announce endorsements for city councils across the state

Local chapters and members are highly engaged in the municipalities where they live and work. This year, members are gearing up for a busy election season in the three largest

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Gender-neutral signage for single-use facilities in King County

Starting Dec. 1, 2019, restaurants in King County with single-use toilet facilities shall not be restricted to a specific sex or gender identity, and must use gender-neutral signage to indicate

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L&I proposes updated overtime threshold of 2.5 times the minimum wage by 2026 for Executive, Administrative, Professional staff

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The state Department of Labor and Industries today announced the filing of a rulemaking notice (CR-102) that would update the state’s salary overtime threshold for executive, administrative

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Seattle Hospitality for Progress Announces Early Endorsements for 2019 Seattle City Council Primary Elections

Media Contact: Jacque Coe, APR 425-351-0082 jacquec@wahospitality.org Seattle Hospitality for Progress Announces Early Endorsements for 2019 Seattle City Council Primary Elections Endorsements Represent the Voice of Seattle Hotels and Restaurants

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Governor signs bill to protect hotel and motel workers, requires panic buttons

OLYMPIA, Wash. –  On Monday, May 13, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5258, preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of certain isolated workers, into law. The

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Short-term rental legislation signed into law, increases consumer safety

OLYMPIA, Wash. – On Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, concerning short-term rentals, into law. This bill was a top priority for the Washington Hospitality Association during

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Governor proclaims May as Hospitality Month

Media Contacts: Employment Security Department, Janelle Guthrie, APR, director of communications, 360-902-9289, jguthrie@esd.wa.gov Washington Hospitality Association, Jillian Henze, APR, senior communications manager, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor

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Association Tip Pooling Communications Win Top Award

Media contact: Jillian Henze, APR, senior communications manager, jillianh@wahospitality.org, 360-956-7279 ext. 124 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hospitality association tip pooling communications win top award (OLYMPIA, WASH., March 27, 2019) — The

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Hospitality employees urge legislators to reject scheduling proposal

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jillian Henze, senior communications manager, Washington Hospitality Association, jillianh@wahospitality.org, 360-956-7279 Simone Barron, co-founder, Full Service Workers Alliance, Info@fullserviceworkers.org, 206-745-0225 Hospitality employees urge legislators to reject scheduling proposal OLYMPIA,

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Seattle Hotel Association Evening of Hope Gala raises over $579,000 benefiting StolenYouth

MEDIA CONTACT: Allan Aquila, Allan Aquila & Associates, 206-948-1997, allanaquila@gmail.com SEATTLE, Washington (Feb. 5, 2019) — More than 300 community leaders came together for The Seattle Hotel Association’s 22nd Annual

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Hospitality Workforce Development Bill Gets Hearing

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jillian Henze, APR, senior communications manager, Washington Hospitality Association, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org Nicole Vukonich, state communications manager, Washington Hospitality Association, 360-956-7279 ext. 160, nicolev@wahospitality.org Hospitality Workforce Development

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Washington Hospitality Association supports protecting workers, providing panic buttons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2019 OLYMPIA, WASH. – The safety and security of employees is a top priority for the hospitality industry, which is why the Washington Hospitality Association

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Training solution to prevent human trafficking is now free for members

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jillian Henze, APR, senior communications manager, Washington Hospitality Association, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org Mar Brettmann, PhD, executive director, Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking, 206-724-8246, mar@bestalliance.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE